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New York City Whale Watching Excursion

by Mary Melnick

Aug 8, 2022

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When you think of a trip to New York City, a whale-watching excursion probably doesn’t come to mind at first. But now, with Event Cruises NYC, take your family trip to the next level.


This summer, make a splash by booking a whale-watching tour in New York City. Event Cruises NYC’s whale-watching tours offer an amazing opportunity to witness the beautiful presence of large whales splashing around.


Every year, more and more whales come to the waters around New York, and visitors have a 97 percent chance of sighting at least one whale while on the tour. Event Cruises NYC’s whale-watching experience is easy. To start, travelers board from Manhattan at Pier 36. Once guests set sail, adventure seekers can catch a glimpse of North Atlantic right whales, fin whales, humpback whales and dolphins. Don’t forget to take photos of the marine life while learning more about them and their habitats.


Throughout the tour, guests will be entertained and engaged with fun facts, kid-friendly board games, marine books and coloring books for all ages. The captain also points out the best places for photo opportunities throughout the tour.


 “The environmental work that began in the 1970’s [sic] has brought New York to the point where the Hudson River discharges nutrients, rather than pollution which has protected wildlife and attracted marine mammals,” said Nicholas Giraldi, director, Event Cruises NYC Marine Operations. “As a captain I enjoy watching our guests get excited whenever we have a whale spotting. It is something to behold – one most locals and tourists will want to add to their New York City bucket list.”


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